Home Depot Co-Founder Bernie Marcus retired from the company 17 years ago – but, anti-Trump social media users have launched a boycott campaign against the company because Marcus supports President Trump’s re-election.
Marcus, 90, who retired from Home Depot in 2002, sparked the #boycottHomeDepot campaign when he told the Atlanta-Journal Constitution in an interview published June 30 that he plans to support Trump’s campaign, just as he did in 2016.
Not only is Marcus long-detached from the company, Home Depot does not even endorse presidential candidates, the company affirmed in a statement provided to Business Insider:
“In a recent statement, Home Depot said, ‘Bernie retired from The Home Depot more than 15 years ago and isn’t speaking on behalf of the company. In fact, as a standard practice, the company does not endorse Presidential candidates.’”
On Tuesday, President Donald Trump took to Twitter to defend Home Depot and Marcus, warning that “vicious and totally crazed” liberals of the Radical Left are “using Commerce to hurt their ‘Enemy.’”:
“A truly great, patriotic & charitable man, Bernie Marcus, the co-founder of Home Depot who, at the age of 90, is coming under attack by the Radical Left Democrats with one of their often used weapons. They don’t want people to shop at those GREAT stores because he contributed to your favorite President, me!
“These people are vicious and totally crazed, but remember, there are far more great people (“Deplorables”) in this country, than bad. Do to them what they do to you. Fight for Bernie Marcus and Home Depot!
“More and more the Radical Left is using Commerce to hurt their “Enemy.” They put out the name of a store, brand or company, and ask their so-called followers not to do business there. They don’t care who gets hurt, but also don’t understand that two can play that game!”